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Basic StatsSam LaPorta's Basic Stats

Sam LaPorta
ADP: 2.4
Bye: 5
Experience: 1
Age: 23.3
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
40 Time: 4.59
SPARQx (Rank): 111.70 (68%)
Burst Score (Rank): 122.80 (76%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.16 (90%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.15 (78%)

Injury PredictorSam LaPorta's Injury Guide

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 19, 2022 NFL Knee Meniscus Tear LaPorta returned for Iowa's December 31 bowl game.
Jan 7, 2024 NFL Knee LCL Sprain Grade 2 Surprisingly, LaPorta played through the injury in the postseason.

Basic StatsSam LaPorta's Preseason Player Analysis

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Sam LaPorta, TE DET

9:32pm EST 1/19/24

Sam LaPorta's injured knee feeling better

Lions TE Sam LaPorta (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game vs. the Bucs. He was limited in the final two practices of the week, but it sounds like that was part of a maintenance plan as he works back from that knee injury. "The trusting of my knee has progressed quite a bit," LaPorta said Friday. "Just reaching and planting for cuts. Certainly, the achiness has progressed. Just trying to make it feel better all week. Get the right amount of work but not too much at the same time." LaPorta still won't be at 100% on Sunday -- but he should be closer than he was for last week's win over the Rams.

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Lions HC Dan Campbell said Wednesday that TE Sam LaPorta (knee) is "coming along" in his recovery from a Week 18 knee injury. "He's gotten better," Campbell added. "He feels better than he did this time last week. It's encouraging." LaPorta drew just three targets in the Wild Card win over the Rams. But he scored a TD, played 80% of the offensive snaps, and ran a route on 80% of pass plays. We'll track his practice participation this week, leading up to Sunday's game against the Bucs' 27th-ranked TE defense.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Lions TE Sam LaPorta (knee) is "trending in the right direction to play" vs. the Rams tonight. "Very limited in practice, LaPorta will likely wear a brace," Rapoport adds. LaPorta will certainly be at less than 100% and a strong candidate to be on a snap count if he does end up active for this one. We'll get Detroit's inactives around 6:45 pm ET tonight.

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Lions TE Sam LaPorta (knee) was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice and is officially questionable for Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Rams. He's obviously in much better shape than it seemed he'd be early in the week, although we're still skeptical that LaPorta will play on Sunday. If he does, it'll be at far less than 100%. We'll continue to keep you updated on his status. TE James Mitchell (hand) has been ruled out, so Detroit will be down to TE Brock Wright if LaPorta does not play.

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